Closing date: COB 25 July 2019

Queensland Department of Health and CSIRO

The Department of Health is providing a health consumer representative a unique opportunity to participate on the Steering Committee for the Future of healthcare in Queensland project.  

The Department of Health is currently collaborating with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation’s (CSIRO) to undertake the Future of healthcare in Queensland project. This is an exciting research project that will look at megatrends, risks and future scenarios to 2040 to inform Queensland Health’s policy, planning and strategic decision making in the future.


  • The purpose of the Steering Committee is to oversee and guide the project, which is being led by the CSIRO.
  • The Steering Committee consists of six other Queensland Government executives, scientific researchers and the Board Chair of Health Consumers Queensland.
  • The Terms of Reference, project plan and supporting papers, will be provided to the successful applicant before the inaugural Steering Committee meeting.
  • Department of Health staff are also available to meet with the consumer prior to the meetings to discuss the project progress and Steering Committee agenda.

Role of the consumer

The role of the successful applicant will be to attend all Steering Committee meetings and to actively participate in all Steering Committee activities such as pre-meeting reading, discussions, provision of feedback and advice.

Who is it for?

The ideal candidate will be someone with a lived experience of the health system and have broad connections to the community with a strong understanding and experience of the Queensland Health system, understanding of government processes, structures and responsibilities sitting on a committee. Ideally the candidate will also have critical analysis skills and experience providing consumer feedback.

Time and location

The Steering Committee will meet approximately every two months over the project timeframe of July 2019 to June 2020. The inaugural meeting will be held on 31 July 2019, 2.30-4.00pm in Brisbane, however the consumer will not necessarily be expected to attend this first meeting due to short notice.

Remuneration and Support

Consumers will be remunerated for their time in line with Health Consumers Queensland’s remuneration position statement. Parking and travel expenses will be covered.

How to apply

Please complete the consumer application form and return to [email protected] by 25 July 2019.

For assistance please contact Health Consumers Queensland via [email protected] or by phone on 07 3012 9090.

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